Cyclist jailed for three-and-a-half years after trying to claim £135,000 over fake pothole crash

Luboya Tshibangu found guilty of fraud after trying to make false claim

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A man who falsely claimed that he had been injured in a cycling crash caused by a pothole and then tried to claim more than £100,000 in damages off the council has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Luboya Tshibangu, 38, tried to claim £135,000 from Cardiff City Council after he fell from his bike in December 2012, fracturing his ankle and leaving him unable to carry out his work in a casino in the city.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.